A wave of nostalgia seems to be heading to South Florida over the next month, bringing with it bands like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jimmy Buffett, George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Franki Valli & the Four Seasons and Kool & the Gang.
Remember when you were young and you would be scolded for drawing pictures in chalk on the living room floor or across the walls? Well, this Saturday you can draw with impunity at Camana Bay’s 14th annual Chalkfest competition.
Paddlers, kayakers and anyone who owns a non-motorized watercraft are welcome to sign up for the Paddle for Heart Challenge on Sunday afternoon. This 3-mile paddle event aims to raise money for the Hart for Hearts foundation, which raises awareness of the problems associated with infants born with congenital heart defects and seeks donations to assist families with expenses.
The Easter weekend is a much loved one in Cayman – a four-day weekend when locals take to the coastal areas to go camping and head to one of the many brunches on the island. This year, it runs from April 14-17. You will have seen the signs of Easter popping up throughout the supermarkets in the form of pastel-hued treats, baskets and a huge selection of chocolate Easter eggs. Now is the time to buy them before they’re all gone, like the Easter Bunny.
Keith Keller, president of the Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association, takes a break by the brass propeller at the Wreck of the Ten Sail Memorial in East End. The propeller was retrieved from the Rimandi Mibaju, a ship that originated in Surinam and was wrecked north of eastward channel in 1964.
It doesn’t get much more traditional than the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race, held every year along the Thames. This year, more than 250,000 people are expected to line the banks of the Thames Tideway to watch the fierce contest.
It seems that April is the month for laughs, looking at the talent on tour. Maybe it’s because April 1 is April Fool’s Day, or perhaps people are just happier now that winter has come to an end. Whatever the reason, if comedy is your jam, this is the month to take in some shows in South Florida.
It’s hard to believe that Miss Cayman Islands Monyque Brooks is already coming to the end of her reign. The lady has done the islands proud over the past year, and now it is time for her to hand over her crown to a successor.
The 3rd Annual Power of the Purse luncheon will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman this Friday. The enormously successful event always features an accomplished guest speaker, and this year is no different.
KRI Performing Arts, under the artistic directorship of Kirk Rowe, will be presenting the Cayman Islands’ 3rd International Dance Festival, CayDance, this week. Dance workshops at the government schools started on Wednesday and run through Friday.
The Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association is holding its sixth annual Wheels 4 Meals charity food drive and motorcycle ride on Saturday and Sunday to benefit the Cayman Islands Meals on Wheels program.
The Breast Cancer Foundation of the Cayman Islands holds a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Its annual gala, always scheduled for the first Saturday in October, is arguably the biggest event of the season, with nearly 600 people in attendance.